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Here are the latest news stories from OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes across southern Ontario.

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(VIDEO) Volunteering at Village Green is the ‘most rewarding thing I’ve ever done,’ says Jeanne Irvine

For 22 years, Jeanne has been donating her time to help residents and staff members at the Greater Napanee long-term care home.
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Village Green takes new approach to serving pureed meals

The Village Green nutritional care team recently introduced pureed meat and vegetables that are shaped like the real thing, and it’s having a positive impact on meal intake.
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Easter brings intergenerational programming to Burnbrae Gardens

It was a busy Easter season this year at Burnbrae Gardens, with the Campbellford long-term care home hosting an Easter-egg hunt and inviting local schoolchildren to engage with residents.
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OMNI applauding 2018-19 budget for addressing small LTC homes, providing funding increases

OMNI Health Care is applauding the Ontario government for commitments made in the 2018-19 budget to support the province’s long-term care sector and for the fact this year’s budget pays attention not seen before to small long-term care communities.
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West Lake’s partnership with hospice creates a positive outcome for resident affected by depression

A West Lake Terrace resident who was suffering from depression is now eating better, socializing and participating in programming since he started getting one-on-one visits from a Hospice Prince Edward volunteer.
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Rosebridge Manor’s Belinda Sarmiento ‘captures the essence of who we are and who we are cable of being’

Registered nurse (RN) Belinda Sarmiento demonstrates each day the leadership qualities that are crucial in a long-term care home, and it’s for this reason Belinda received Rosebridge Manor’s Inspired Leadership Award.
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Willows Estate hosts trip to Medieval Times

Residents will step back in time today (March 28), into the period of sword-donning knights in shining armour.
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Working at a small home has been a welcomed change for Village Green NCM

Before starting her position as nutritional care manager (NCM) at Village Green in November, Miranda Ray was working at a long-term care home with more than 250 residents. Working at Village Green, which has only 66 residents, has been a big change, she says.
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(VIDEO) Kimberley Wickens discusses her ‘exciting’ journey as Village Green’s residents’ council president

The day after Kimberley Wickens moved into Village Green, she went around introducing herself to her fellow residents, thanking them for letting her live in their home.